Elon University freshman Danny Crowe delivered a walk-off single in the 13th inning in his first at-bat of the season to give the Elon University Phoenix an 8-7 win and series sweep against the James Madison Dukes.
After trailing 1-0 by the middle of the second inning, Elon senior Chris King responded with a solo homer to left field in the bottom of the second and a 2 RBI homer to right center in the bottom of the third.
The Phoenix added to its lead with three runs in the fifth after a sacrifice fly from Cooper, a passed ball from the Dukes and an RBI single from freshman James Venuto.
But the Dukes refused to go away quietly.
James Madison scored a pair in the top of the seventh and cut the deficit to two by the middle of the eighth.
After Elon delivered an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth to go up 7-4, James Madison's offense exploded.
Senior Jake Stalzer came in relief in the top of the ninth with a runner on first. Stalzer's first hitter reached on a fielder's choice. But Stalzer whiffed a throw to second base. Later in the inning, with one out and runners on first and third, James Madison freshman Michael Sciorra got an RBI double. Senior Kevin Husum then drove in a run off of a ground out to third.
With the Phoenix ahead 7-6 with two outs and a runner on second, sophomore Ky Parrott tied the game at seven with a single to right center. Following a three up, three down inning in the bottom of the ninth, the game went to extra innings.
Despite a momentum shift in favor of James Madison, Elon rallied back in the 13th inning to claim the victory. With the win, the Phoenix, improve to 11-11 overall and 3-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The squad will travel to North Carolina State on Tuesday to take on the Wolfpack.